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russia, leaving at least 1000 people injured and surprising many more. >> there was a flash. we thought it was fireworks. and then there was an explosion a couple minutes later. >> prosecutors say they will pursue premeditated murder charges in the shooting death of pistorius' girlfriend, and we will show you why the big easy is becoming hollywood of the south. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in a scene which could have been taken from a hollywood script today, a media or ripped across the sky and exploited over russia. there was a sonic blast, injuring nearly 1000 people. it is thought to be the first meteor strikes of this scale in more than a century. we have a report. >> at morning in russia, the radio on, when out of nowhere, a dancing flash across the sky. a site that few people had ever seen until now. a terrifying blaze of light as a rock hurtled towards earth. people rushed for a look. the roc was burning as it fell. it was also breaking up. explosions. the powerful shock wave shattered windows. local people who filmed the scenes say
abandoned. isn't that feeling of abandonment justified when we think the vague powers and russia to help libya? -- the big powers and russia to help libya? >> i am not sure how justified it is -- the big powers rushed help libya? >> i am not sure how justified it is, but it is understandable people feel alone. people feel oppressed by a regime that will quite literally stop at nothing. >> the u.s. defense secretary wanted to arm the syrian rebels, but the white house did not want to. do you think there is a chance the white house might change its mind? >> i think it is inevitable with the change of team, particularly yith secretary of state carrkerr coming in, but there has to be a complete revamping of strategy. that may be a decision they come with. >> you think it would tips the balance at this point? >> what i would support as the united states making a move to form a relationship with carefully vetted rebel groups. i think the united states has come to the conclusion armed people on the ground are going to be dictating a series of's future -- dictating syria's future. it could inclu
russia today with the power of an atomic bomb, shattering windows and injuring more than 1,000 people. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the spectacle, and today's other cosmic event-- a close encounter with a large asteroid. >> this thing is pretty big. it's about half the size of a football field, although there are larger ones out there that we're tracking. >> woodruff: then, margaret warner updates the president's push to curb gun violence as he takes his case to his hometown of chicago. >> brown: mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and ray suarez talks with homeland security secretary janet napolitano about combating the growing threat of cyber attacks. >> to the extent that some are seeking to infiltrate our network, steal that information, not have to invest in the research and development that goes into innovation, that's a really big deal. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway
are watching "bbc world news america." still to come -- backstage drama at russia's famous bolshoi ballet after an attack on its artistic director. now one of its biggest stars claims there is a conspiracy against him. we may finally have an answer to one of the most hotly contested questions in science -- where did we all evolves from -- evolve from? an international effort has been mapping out thousands of trades to tradestrait -- traits to unlock the clues. >> it is interesting to see that this hypothetical central ancestors had a number of features very different from ours. very -- for example, for all over its body. a white, for a belly, long, furry tail -- white, furry belly and long, furry tail. fleshy nose not unlike ours. it had year bonds to help it here and translate sounds from noise into neurological impulses -- it had ear bones. it had some features that were like us and some that were different. we might be able to pick this up in both of our hands, but it is different in that it is much less specialized. >> how did humans evolve from that creature? >> this is an interesting ques
marred the celebration. russia prepares to host next year's games, fears about the size of the budget and the readiness of the venue have climbed this out of the man in charge of ski jumping. -- have claimed the scalp of the man in charge of ski jumping. >> the official launch of the clock counting down the 365 days left until the winter olympics. vladimir putin fired one of the most senior officials in charge of the games after complaining yesterday about delays in the construction of the ski jump the very personal interest in the games is all about building an image of russia as a modern nation that can once more compete on the international stage with the world's most powerful country. the winter olympics has been a massively important prestige project, but for many people it has just meant living in a building for five years. on this street overlooking the olympic park, we found this woman. her old house fell apart when the whole hillside started to slip. notice how the kitchen cabinets do not line up with the door frame. she claims that an illegal construction dump caused a lands
in a proxy war supported by iran and russia. the other side of the debate is nothing else is working and we need to create pressure on assad and build relationship with people inside syria who might take over one day. another factor is there are rebels, al-qaeda affiliated rebels the united states and the west doesn't support. and i don't think it's in the west's interest to see them end up at the top of the heap. >> rose: and then we turn to the story of the chinese army spying on the american government and american companies with david sanger of the "new york times," dune lawrence and michael riley of bloomberg businessweek. >> the cyber has been off to the side as something of an annoyance. i'm hearing this has gotten so big it's moving to the center of the relationship and it risks the rest of the relationship. i think the next thing you're going to see the president sending some kind of envoy to beijing to make that point. >> rose: the conflict in syria and spying on the united states by the chinese army when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios
night, the beginning of the next winter olympics, now exactly a year off. we'll be in sochi, russia, a place nobody really knows anything about. so we get a scouting report tonight from nbc's jim maceda in sochi. >> reporter: welcome to sochi, host of the 2014 winter olympics. with temperatures in the mild 50s, citizens of this black sea resort known more for its spas and palm trees wonder why it was picked at all. i think it's pure show for putin on the international stage, she says. >> sochi is going to become a new world-class resort for the new russia and the whole world. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin has kept that pledge, surprisingly made in english, six years ago. and has turned this into an olympic park. running it like a ceo every step of the way. today, the ice rinks are completed and hosting international events. while in the mountains, just 30 miles away, sochi's ski jump and other alpine runs are primed. putin, an avid skier himself, is pleased. so are u.s. competitors here. >> i think it's going to be an amazing olympics. >> reporter: it's already the m
growing, and russia is still growing. india, which is the fourth of the brick countries, should have a better track in 2014. >> susie: depending which country you're talking about, we've seen investors pouring a lot of money into international equity funds since january. so can they expect to get a good return on international investing in 2013? >> susie, it is going to come down to everybody's timeframe. we are a culture that wants it now. we've been through a lot of problems recently that make people very risk adverse. if you have the patience to sit through volatility, buying emerging markets is a good investment now. however, if you still feel burned by what happened in 2007 and 2008, and are worried that a 10% pullback or a 15% pullback would make you change your approach, be very careful and buying emerging markets. we've had a great run since november and i would counsel some caution. >> susie: you are advising your clients to put their money mostly in u.s. stocks over international stocks. give us your thinking there. >> my thinking there is pretty straightforward. what happe
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to our friends in russia and china, the two members, to put the necessary leverage on the assad dictator in syria to leave and let people go to their new democratic government. >> thank you very much. >> my colleagues speaking to the turkish minister. that is almost the end of the program. just a reminder, you can find lots more material from the program on line, with interviews, analysis. visits the website. that is it for us this week. from all of us, good night. >> makes sense of international news. it >> funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, helping for having new ventures and to provide key, strategic decisions. we offered taylor and solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you -- for you? -- for you? announcer: outdoors maryld is made by mpt, to serve all of our diverse communities, and is made possible by the generous support of our members. comin
talks get therway between iran and u.s., uk, russia, china, france, and germany. american officials are attending the talks in context on -- inc. akhstan.nded -- in kaz talks likean wants this to put it on the world stage. it wants to be seen as having a lead role, especially when it comes to the control of nuclear weapons. after the collapse of the soviet gave up itshstan nuclear weapons. it wants to play the role of honest broker. it will be hard to make progress. in recent years, there have been several rounds of negotiations. little progress was made. each side comes to the table with strong demands. this group wants more access to nuclear sites for inspection. to uraniumran enrichment at five -- 5%. it is currently up to 20%. they want it to limit stockpiles of enriched uranium. iran wants the west to recognize its right of enrichment and to start to dithch the sanctions. the talks are sure to be difficult. the international community says it is bringing offers which are serious and substantial. upcoming elections to worry about. these negotiations are likely to be more of a ma
's point, i don't think we're doing much. i think on the diplomatic front we have hid behind russia and on the military front we have been fairly relevant to the flow of this conflict on the ground. and we sort of have had this idea of a splendid distance from syria but are not able to maintain that indefinitely. >> suarez: but does that narrow your choices when you decide what you is to do, andrew, to fight that irrelevance as vali called it. >> the problem is when you get involved in a game late, you're cornered. and you also have to intervene in ways you might not have wanted to do from the beginning. so in the case of ot bama administration very reticent to get involved with armed groups, but now we are looking at something very real. real threat of the use of chemical weapons. the possibility of a failed state in a divided state in syria. and also a haven for terrorists and the propensity for all of that to spill over its borders into the vital allies like israel, like turkey, iraq, jordan and so on and also into lebanon grows every day with no end in sight. >> suarez: but you
'll engage russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenal and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into the wrong hands. because our ability to influence others depends on our willingness to lead. and meet our obligations. america must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber attacks. now, we know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private emails. we know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. we cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy. that's why earlier today, i signed a new executive order that will strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information sharing and developing standards to protect our national security, our jobs, and our privacy. ( applause ) but now congress must act as well. by passing legislation to give our government a greater capacity to secure our networks a
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